Rose Marie Reid junior swimsuits,1956 (via)

Naomi Sims for Harper’s Bazaar, December 1968 (via)

Evening dress by Charles James, 1952 (via)

Grace Kelly at the prince’s palace during the ceremony of receiving wedding gifts, 1956

Dorian Leigh in blue bathing suit photographed by John Rawlings for Vogue, 1948 (via)

1951 Perma-lift girdle ad (via)

Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

Sophia Loren photographed by Bert Stern, 1962 (via)

1950s Rose Marie Reid swimsuit (via)

Photo by Karen Radkai, for Vogue, 1958 (via)

Cole of California swimsuits, 1960